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Aug 22, 2013 5:30am PDT
euros. >> welcome to the week in the americas. coming up, facing charges, two with cocaine stashed in their baggage say they were forced to smuggle the drugs. plus, the passing of one of america's best-known crime writers, elmore leonard has died at the age of 87. but first, two young women from scotland to northern ireland, have made an initial court appearance in peru are they face charges of trying to smuggle 11 kilos of cocaine out of the country. they face between 15 and 18 years behind bars if convicted, but they claim they were kidnapped by a drug cartel and forced to transport the drugs. william hildebrand has the story. what is your nationality? k --llis or read and kellaa reid and maccallum were arrested with 11 kilos of cocaine packed in their bank. >> they were very nervous, confused. they do not speak spanish so it is difficult for them to communicate. >> they say they work forced to carry the cocaine, timing an armed gang recruited them while they were working in bars in the spanish island of the beast a ibiza.-- of th they may have been pawns in a larger plot. >> the
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Aug 13, 2013 5:30am PDT
to the u.s. and james "whitey" bulger, one of america's most notorious underworld bosses, who has been convicted of nearly one dozen murders, racketeering and conspiracy. he terrorized an irish catholic neighborhood in boston as a leader of the winter hill gang. 16ugitive on the run for years, his story even inspired hollywood. 10 mosts on the fbi's wanted list for 16 years. james "whitey" bulger terrorize and irish cap but the motherhood in boston -- irish-catholic andhborhood in the 1970's 1980's. he would pull teeth from victims so that they could not be identified. onh murder and racketeering his rap sheet, even james bulger new the trial was a foregone conclusion. >> he knew as soon as he was arrested he would die behind the walls of a prison or on a gurney getting injected with a chemical -- chemical that would kill him. xp went on the run in 1994. he was captured in 2011 living with his girlfriend. >> what does this have to do with me? >> he was said to be the motivation for a gangster played by jack nicholson. gang was left to his own devices by corrupt agents. >> 31 years afte
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Aug 9, 2013 5:30am PDT
, one child dies every minute from malaria. is onw, hope for a cure the horizon. researchers in america announced a new kind of malaria vaccine which is -- has offered 100% protection to volunteers. parasites painstakingly collect it from the saliva glands from mosquitoes. it is an important step forward toward the elimination of malaria. scientists warn, however, there is much more work to be done in order to make this groundbreaking discovery scalable. however, these preliminary results are, they say, very encouraging. for now, the work continues. more clinical trials are planned for the u.s., tanzania, and europe. now some sports news. the opening day of the new folk off-season here in france. took thethat for -- first division title last season after a 19 year drought is -- they are opening their wallets and make sure it happens. but they are not the only club with money to spend. monaco has been on a shopping spree as well, setting french football fans up for a star-studded season. the battle of this bar strikers, but you could call of the battle of the big spenders. just back -- c
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Aug 15, 2013 5:30am PDT
and welcome to the week in the americas. coming up, a life of prime, the former godfather of the -- james whitey bulger is found guilty. after 16 years on the run. changing times and eating habits. why mexico has overtaken the u.s. on the scale of obesity, and being overweight. and have you ever heard of henrietta lacks question mark she is virtually unknown, despite cancer research. her family has won the recognition. he was the godfather of the boston mafia, ruling the criminal underworld in the city andhe 19 -- in the 1970's 1980's. the 83-year-old whitey bulger was found guilty of murder and racketeering. he is likely now to spend the rest of his life in prison. you know who i am? >> he was on the fbi's 10 most wanted list for 16 years. bulger terrorized the irish catholic neighborhood as leader of the winter hill gang, made famous by his tendency to become violent. onh murder and racketeering his rap sheet, he even strangled a young woman who he feared had become a reliability. a notorious gangster new the trial was a foregone conclusion. gangstertorious knew that the trial was a for
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Aug 7, 2013 5:30am PDT
lawsuits against one of the country's top lenders. it is accusing bank of america have deliberately having tricked customers into loans it knew would fail. >> in two separate lawsuits, u.s. authorities accused bankamerica of committing fraud in 2008. worth about $850 million when it was issued in 2008, the security collapsed later that year and led to investor losses of about $100 million. bankamerica said its investors understood the risks involved. >> these were prime mortgages with sophisticated investors ready essential access to the underlying data. we are not responsible for the housing collapse that caused mortgage rates to default at surprising rates. obamais the administration's latest attempt to crack down on errant business practices. and companies like fannie mae and freddie mac, liz lending policies are viewed as instrumental to the -- whose lending policies are viewed as instrumental to the collapse of the housing market. >> for too long they were allowed to give loans knowing that if things went bad, the taxpayers would be left holding the bag. >> goldman sachs and others we
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Aug 8, 2013 5:30am PDT
." stay with us. >> welcome to this edition of the week in the americas. here is what is coming up. have what -- does he it takes to save the ailing newspaper business? plus, one month on in quÉbec, we revisit the town almost completely destroyed by an exploding fuel train. and meet the would be martians. the curiosity rover marks one year on the red planet. we meet the eager volunteers selected to be the first to visit. we begin with a deal aimed at ringing the newspaper business ash bringing the newspaper business into the 21st century. jeff bezos says he wants to ensure the paper's survival in the digital age. >> 49 49 years old, the world's 19th richest man, worth over $25 billion. in 1994, jeff a's owes took the biggest decision -- jeff bezos took the biggest decision of his life, snapping up the rights to amazon.com. the rest, as they say, is history. it is one of the internet's biggest success stories. why has the technology mobile paid $250 million for the newspaper? even the washington post co. reporters failed to see the deal coming. just as mysterious as the deal itself are t
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Aug 14, 2013 5:30am PDT
of money. i'm not sure they need the american aid. i think it is america who needs to be there through the egyptian military. we are going to say it out loud starting from now. >> thank you very much for coming into the studio with your views. am for the revolution. >> thank you very much. we are going to move on. we will keep you updated on events in egypt. 26 long-term palestinian detainees have been released from prison in israel. there were a total of 104 who are set to be released. the prisoner releases are part of an agreement brokered by the u.s. secretary of state, john kerry, to get both sides back to the table. has the details. >> fireworks and drums and flags filled the streets as they welcomed back prisoners released from israeli jails. crowds swarmed the men and embraced their loved ones. >> i cannot describe my feelings in words right now, but of course i'm happy. we waited for this day for so long. in 11 other prisoners were released to their west bank, where they were personally greeted by palestinian president mahmoud abbas. >> we tell the released thatners and we tell
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Aug 16, 2013 5:30am PDT
to the jungles of south america to test their theory and to observe the animal in its natural habitat. >> like so many animals in the rain forest, this animal only comes out at night. socked in with, clouds. it is hard to find this animal. you hear crickets and frogs. you can walk for hours before you hear anything starring above head. -- stirring above head. >> the olinguito shares many characteristics with other small mammals, thus the confusion about its species and a case of mistaken identity. the steeplechase. the canyon -- kenyan was joined by two other kenyans and a french medalist. but the two-time champion pulled away in 8:06:01. 1000nnati, the masters that novak djokovic has never won. he required only 50 minutes to reach the quarterfinals, swatting aside belgian qualifier david goffin. he never faced a break point. he said afterward he still needed to work for each point. joke of it faces john is near quarters after the american --? vic -- joke of it -- djokovic faces john isner in quarters. julienrray beat benneteau. more of the same from the reigning wimbledon champion in set two. th
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Aug 19, 2013 5:30am PDT
america," will be released at the end of september and features 19 tracks with titles such as "you are what you eat" or "veggie love." the first lady has assigned up fromrs, well-known faces showbiz, and the doctors to collaborate on the album, which will be available for free download to teach people the importance of eating healthy. and although michelle obama or singing, she will feature in some of the theks, like "everybody," only song available to download of one ofith excerpts her futures on childhood obesity mixed with music. >> we launched a nationwide " toaign called "let's move solve the problem of childhood obesity -- >> an interesting initiative that seems to be at. -- receiving a positive reception from social networkers, who are hailing the project, saying it is a great way to reach out to kids on something so important for their well-being. a fungus causes a serious disease that can prove elite to british wetlands. -- deadly to british woodlands but researchers from temperature university are trying to identify how the dna affects the disease, so they put together th
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